Our Stories

  • Microfinance in Mongolia

    In the 1990s Mongolia transformed from a centrally planned to a market-driven economy. By 2004 the private sector’s share of GDP had risen to 75 percent and since 2000 the average annual GDP growth rate has been above 5 percent.

  • A “breakthrough” in people’s perception on women’s political participation

    The National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia launched the second public perception study on women’s political participation.

  • Made in Mongolia: From an artist’s studio to a world-renowned Mongolian brand

    We, Mongols, have many things that we must be prideful for. Most importantly, we must discover, preserve, pass onto generations, develop and raise public awareness of these items and fame them as “our and Mongolia’s brands”.

  • Herders’ communal work revives degraded pastureland

    This summer, herder communities involved in UNDP’s “Sustainable Land Management for Combating Desertification” project harvested high yields of hay, which was the result of several years of effort to improve the soil condition in their localities, representing arid and semi-arid regions.

  • Transforming Communities: Empowering Local Women Representatives

    After graduating from an university in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, D. Bertsetseg returned to her hometown of Zuunmod soum [subdivision of aimag, or province] in Tov aimag where she worked in education for 30 years. “I came back to my soum to educate the future of Zuunmod–its school students,” Bertsetseg explains. Zuunmod soum is situated 43 km from Ulaanbaatar and comprised of more than 4,600 households, with a total population of 16,000 inhabitants.